The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) works to improve foreign market access for U.S. products, build new markets, improve the competitive position of U.S. agriculture in the global marketplace, and provide food aid and technical assistance to foreign countries.
FAS has the primary responsibility for USDA’s international activities-market development, trade agreements and negotiations, and the collection and analysis of statistics and market information. It also administers USDA’s capacity building and food aid programs, and helps increase income and food availability in developing nations by mobilizing expertise for agriculturally led economic growth.
FAS also enhances U.S. agriculture’s competitiveness by providing linkages to global resources and international organizations.
Agricultural attaché, Algeria
Telephone : +(213) (0) 770082111
Fax: +(213) (0) 21607584
Please see the following link for more information:
Foreign Agricultural Service Online: http://www.fas.usda.gov/
USDA Borlaug Exchange Program for Algeria --- Deadline: June 30, 2023
The Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by providing training and collaborative research opportunities to Fellows from developing and middle-income countries. To find more information about the program please visit this link.
The follow two Borlaug programs are seeking applicants from Algeria.
- Climate Change
Topic: Water management in agricultural arid areas and best practices for desalination of brackish water and their use in agriculture.
Description: Over the last decade Algeria has promoted and invested in desert agriculture, with impressive results for wheat, sugar beet, potato, and several vegetable crops grown in the desert. Crops are planted directly in the sand, fertilized with manure, and irrigated with underground brackish water. To date, there are limited studies on the impact of utilizing brackish water on the environment, on soil health, and on crop’s nutritional profile.
Objective: The objective of this research is to determine best water management techniques/practices, irrigation systems, soil conservation, varietal development of drought resistant pasture crops, water-saving and desalination of brackish water to develop and improve desert agriculture.
- Animal Health and Climate Smart Ag
Topic: Animal feed formulation that results in greater productivity and environment conservation
Description: Algeria has been developing its livestock sector in order to grow domestic dairy and meat production. To date Algeria has made important strides, but at the same time some challenges remain that stand in the way of greater productivity. In the United States scientists are working on feed calculation to determine its impact on production efficiency and on methane emissions. To date, there are limited studies of feed formulation for arid and semi-arid environments.
Objective: The research should include feed formulation that utilizes ingredients readily available on the market, such as sugar beet as well as potential new-to-the-market protein sources such as distillers’ dried grains (DDGs), and application to the arid environment. This project may also consider incorporating the newest research on feed formulation that aims to cut emissions.
- The Fellowship is geared for Ph.D scientists working at Universities.
- Please note that applicants must have working level proficiency in English.
- To apply fill out the application form.
- Send completed application form by June 30, 2023.